At a glance
Embracing Sustainability is an overarching goal in ZHAW’s strategic leadership, research and education. We contribute to this goal by:
- building a richly annotated text corpus on Swiss sustainability discourse (defined by the UN Sustainable Development Goals),
- giving access to the corpus for all ZHAW members and the public, and
- offering a monitoring tool for long- and short-term changes in sustainability discourse.
This will allow ZHAW strategic managers, researchers and students to identify keywords, controversies, influential voices and emerging trends in public communication. Monitoring Sustainability will be a valuable resource for the design and implementation of applied research projects on sustainability. The corpus will include a wide variety of societal actors, e.g., media, politics and industry.
We will built on Swiss-AL, a web corpus at ZHAW and its existing infrastructure. The monitoring tool will be accessible on our Swiss-AL workbench (tools.linguistik.zhaw.ch).